Spring Game Notebook

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Big Numbers The Red team offense put up eye-popping numbers against the No. 2 defense Friday night, racking up 556 yards, 49 points and 8.6 per play. Michael Bush led a rushing attack that posted 172 yards, and backup QB Hunter Cantwell three for 321 yards and three touchdowns. Perhaps even more impressive, the Red offense converted 9-of-11 third downs, and committed just two penalties.

Defense Improved Louisville's defense has shown signs of improvement this spring. In the Red-White game, the Red defense recorded seven sacks and picked off three passes. Tackle Adrian Grady, linebacker Terrence Butler and cornerback Rod Council each came up with big plays, as the Red defense limited the White team to 170 total yards and only 43 net yards rushing.

Transfers Make Impact Three transfers, WR/QB Pat Carter, WR Corey Thompson and RB Brock Bolen made significant contributions during the spring game. Carter was a standout on the Red team, leading the squad on two touchdown drives as a quarterback while completing 3-3 passes for 63 yards. Carter also caught 3 passes for 20 yards. Thompson led the White team with 6 catches for 61 yards, while Bolen rushed five times for 17 yards, and scored one touchdown on a 13 yard pass from Hunter Cantwell. Notre Dame transfer Chris Vaughn did not play because of injury.

Oh, Sergio! Sophomore running back Sergio Spencer was the work-horse for the White team offense, carrying 17 times for 71 yards. That's a nice 4.2 yard per carry average against the No. 1 defense. Not bad for a guy with an injured wrist and a heavy tape job on his left hand. Even more impressive, Spencer gained positive yards on 16 of his 17 carries.

Home Run Potential Even without Brian Brohm, Bobby Petrino's offense showed again that it has big play potential. The Red and White offenses combined for five plays of 20 or more yards and 14 plays that went for at least 10 yards. Mario Urrutia scored on a 67 yards TD strike from Cantwell, while Harry Douglas added a 41 yard TD. Wide Receiver Jimmy Riley had the third longest play from scrimmage, a 29 yard reception.

Stats DT Adrian Grady had 3 tackles, 3 TFL's, and one sack. Terrance Butler made 5 tackles and an interception, while Malik Jackson recorded 2.5 tackles. SS Jon Russell made 4 tackles and one interception. SS Deon Palmer made 3.5 tackles. DT Earl Heyman recorded 3 tackles, 2 TFL's, and one sack.

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